Jan 30, 2018
The Guys announce an incentive for listener support at Patreon
The news includes:
- MyHeritage has recently added or updated a vast number of
collections including U.S. Yearbooks, Newspapers from Indiana,
Pennsylvania, and Ohio, Sweden, Germany, and Palestine.
- ScotlandsPeople has added more than 233,000 new statutory
images, and improvements to their ‘Name Variants’ search
- Legacy Tree Genealogists will be a sponsor for the DNA
Innovation Contest at RootsTech.
- Findmypast has added records from the island of Jersey,
Hertfordshire, the New Jersey Birth Index (1901-1903), and new
British newspaper titles.
- The World War II Research and Writing Center announced the
publication of four new World War II Quick Guides by Jennifer
Holik, available for Kindle at Amazon. Details at
- Newspapers.com has added newspapers for Tampa Bay in Florida,
available in their enhanced subscription.
- The New England Historic Genealogical Society honored Boston
historian and author William M. Fowler, Jr., with its Lifetime
- Drew shares a press release from FamilySearch detailing what’s
coming in 2018.
- Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records
Drew reviews a new book, The Researcher’s Guide to American
Genealogy, 4th edition, by Val D. Greenwood. (Genealogical
Publishing Company, Inc., 2017)
Listener email includes:
- The Guys provide suggestions to Mark for finding episodes of
the podcasts specifically about countries, states, record types,
etc., using the Search facility at our website.
- Gloria Christine discusses how she navigates past the scarcity
of available records for New Jersey.
- Jerry shares the story of his maternal grandparents, and why
they had to be married a second time for the records. Drew
addresses the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in response to Jerry’s
comment about historical context in this story.
- Christine came across a great page at the Waukesha County
Wisconsin Genealogy website at http://www.linkstothepast.com/waukesha/defn.php.
It includes: Common Foreign Words on Tombstones compared in
English, Bohemian, Bohemian dialect, German, French, and Welsh; an
example of information in a Czech birth record translated into
English; information about the Woodmen of America; and a list for
Understanding the Art and Symbols on Tombstones.
- Matthew discusses his search for the father of his
great-grandfather, the absence of documentary records, and how he
has been working with DNA to help solve the brick wall